World Password Day - May
Thu, May 2, 2024

World Password Day

The first Thursday in May is known as World Password Day. Passwords are an important part of our digital lives. The purpose of holiday is to improve password usage habits and provide users with information about password protection.

The History

The first password day was held in 2013. It was started by security researcher Mark Burnett, who suggested picking a single day and telling people to update all their significant passwords.

Intel Security supported such an idea, choosing the first Monday of May. On this day, users are provided with a large amount of information about the passwords’ importance, and recommended to, at least once a year (namely, on the first Monday in May), update all their passwords.

Interesting Facts

Although many people are aware of all the risks of storing information, not everyone changes their passwords periodically. The following tips will help you keep significant information safe:

  • 1-2 times a year change your password. Use a long and strong cipher comprising letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • Two-step authentication should be enabled for the most important accounts.
  • Don’t save your passwords on your computer or phone.
  • Periodically, it is necessary to delete temporary downloaded files.

When is World Password Day celebrated in 2024?

World Password Day is observed on the first Thursday of May each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday May 2 2024
Thursday May 1 2025

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